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Egyptian Pound (EGP) - Currency of Egypt

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About Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Popularly known as Gineih and Qirsh, the Egyptian Pound is the official currency of the Arab Republic of Egypt. One Egyptian Pound is divided into 100 Piastres or Ersh. The currency is abbreviated as LE, which means livre égyptienne. Digitally the currency is symbolized as E£ and £E. The Egypt currency was earlier pegged to the US Dollar at 1 EGP is equals to 2.3 USD. However, in 1973 the peg was moved from the US dollar to the British Pound. Currently, it is not pegged to any of the international currencies.

Some facts that you ought to know about the Egypt currency:
  • The short name for the Egyptian Pound is EGP.
  • The most frequently used coins are 1 Piastre, 5 Piastre, 10 Piastre, 20 Piastre, 25 Piastre, 50 Piastre, and LE 1.
  • The most commonly used banknotes include 5 Piastre, 10 Piastre, 25 Piastre, 50 Piastre, LE 1, LE 5, LE 10, LE 20, LE 50, LE 100, and LE 200.

Quick Facts About US Dollar (USD)

Currency Name Egyptian Pound
Short Name EGP
Nicknames NA
Symbol (s) Le,L.E., E£
Unit 1/100 Piastre (symbol: Pt.); 1/1,000 Millième
Frequently Used Coins 1 piastre, 5 piastre, 10 piastre, 20 piastre, 25 piastre, 50 piastre, LE 1
Rarely Used Coins NA
Frequently Used Bank Notes 5 piastre, 10 piastre, 25 piastre, 50 piastre, LE 1, LE 5, LE 10, LE 20, LE 50, LE 100, LE 200
Rarely Used Bank Notes NA
Central Bank, Name & Website Central Bank of Egypt |
Territories that use the Egyptian Pound as a part of their legal tender Gaza Strip

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The Egyptian Pound Currency

The Central Bank of Egypt holds the issuance rights of the currency. It is in the subdivision of 100 piastre or qirsh or 1000 milliemes. The currency bank notes that are currently under circulation are under the denominations of piastres 5, 10, 25, 50, and pounds 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200. Similarly, for the currency coins, the ones that are in circulation are under the denominations of piastres 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 and pound 1.

How to buy forex online?
Thomas Cook offers the best-in-market foreign exchange rates and empowers you to buy foreign currency exchange from the comfort of your home. Whether you want to know the current 1 EGP to INR rate or want to know the best deals on tour packages, you can do it all on the Thomas Cook website. Here are simple steps to convert 1 INR to EGP online: If you wish, you can visit the nearest Thomas Cook branch and our experts will be available to assist you, ensuring a seamless offline transaction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Egyptian Pound?
Egyptian Pound is the official currency of Egypt. It is on a floating rate.
What are the best currencies to carry to Egypt?
The USD, EUR and GBP are generally accepted in Egypt. For more clarity on exchanging the Egyptian Pound, please get in touch with our team of experts and they will assist you with appropriate clarity.
How much money can I carry in and out of Egypt?
You may carry up to LE 5,000 or USD10,000, or foreign currency equivalent, in and out of Egypt. However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit, then you must declare the same.
Can I sell the Egyptian Pound easily outside of Egypt?
Yes, you can certainly do that. In case you wish to know more on how you can do it you may get in touch with us and we will assist you.
Is Indian currency accepted in Egypt?
No. Indian Rupee is not accepted in Egypt and we recommend that you change your Indian rupees to any of the acceptable currencies in the country like the USD, GBP, and EUR.

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